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What to do when the water gets hard

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Category: Head for the Hills!
Forum Name: Transportation in the Outdoors
Forum Description: Trucks, ATVs, Boats, Snowmobiles....Getting there is half the fun!
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Topic: What to do when the water gets hard
Posted By: d4570
Subject: What to do when the water gets hard
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 07:30
We put the boat in the garage and fired up the heaters.
We just did some wire work on our Mud Buddy.
We added a second battery and a Perko switch.
We took everything except, the motor/ starter, the running lights, and bilge pumps, and fuel gauge.
Everything else is run off the second battery. Trolling motor, three big LED light bars, winch, interior lights, FoxPro, and 3 power ports.
Number one is the starting system and isolates number two, I hope. Number two setting will run everything too, and all I hope is both for when it is -20* to fire it all up and charge both when running. Then OFF is everything. If it rains when there all off I guess it will sink, no bilge pump.
All the connections are soldered and, liquid tape was applied." rel="nofollow - ... B003ERU04W
All the nut tightened connections have blue lock tight and Dielectric Grease applyed." rel="nofollow - ... X4EALw_wcB
Every thing has resetabal brakers on it, no fuses to mess with,Wright or wrong thats what we did.

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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 08:09
Sounds good.

thoughts:  I usually charge one batt at a time, seems to work beter and extends batt life, those batteries don't like sharing!

Breakers are great, I always carry an extra one.  Easiler  to buy one now than wait till it poops out.  also carry them in zip bag on-board.

You got enough electrics on that boat...might just need a 10 mile electric cord!!!!

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Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 09:36
Oversized batts and alternator. Breakers over fuses are great except around water, corrosion in the breakers is a real thing. A little velcro bag of spares and your golden.

Do hope it sorts it all out for you.

...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!

Posted By: Irish Bird Dog
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 11:03
Great job guys! Lots of extra work and $$$ for a $20K+ boat!
Wonder why the boat factory who set that up didn't think of all those things???????
HAS Nobody else EVER had the same kinds of issues/problems you guys have had???? Confused

Irish Bird Dog

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Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 11:11
I think everything can be had for $$$$$$$$$$.
 The only problems have been the charging system.
I don't know if it is a defect or an insolation problem.
 We are hoping when the regulator is fixed right we will never have to talk with them again...Confused
All the stuff we did was extra customizing for our specific use.
I'm coming up with a portable electric winch idea.
 One we can use on the front or the back or straight up.
I have the winch I'm working on a bracket as such.
It never ends I guess, what we can spend our money and time on.

Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box

Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Date Posted: 08 February 2021 at 11:24
Gonna put an old man lifty thingy on it as well? Could be handy fishing wet dogs out with.

...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!

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